Greg Laswell discusses his latest album Landline, the desire to break away from writing sad songs, marriage with Ingrid Michaelson and not having a career backup plan.
"In interviews people ask me, 'What advice would you give to another singer-songwriter, or another artist, or whatever?' Itís always if you have a plan B, then thatís a pretty good indicator you should probably go ahead and skip to that and do that instead. It really does take a lot. It takes everything you have to do this sort of thing. I never really had one. It was always music or bust. It allows you to have those huge, catastrophic failures, but you donít have the choice of walking away from it. You have to get back up and you have to keep trying. Whereas if you do have another option, itís after those failures that youíre going to go to whatís next on your list. It was always in my plan to either be a producer, or score for films and television, or actually be a singer and play live shows. It was always in music. There was never any other thing I was going to try to do."